As the schools break up for Christmas there will be plenty of children of all ages excited and bouncing for joy…but for their busy parents it can be quite a challenge to come up with new and entertaining activities over the festive break, especially after the frenzy of Christmas Day, so the team at Shelfstore has put together some fun ideas we think will keep them amused.
Bake some festive treats
Why not get the children to help bake some homemade treats over the festive season? It’s a great way to get messy and have fun – and children of all ages can get involved! You could choose to make mince pies or gingerbread cookies and let them get creative using shaped cookie cutters and decorating with icing – and for the more adventurous, how about making a gingerbread house!
Go for a walk or bike ride
Going out for a walk is a great way to for children to let off steam. You could even go on a bike ride instead if it’s not too frosty out. A trip to the local park even when it’s blustery can leave everyone feeling refreshed especially if you’ve been indoors for a few days. And of course if you are lucky and it snows, then building snow men, having snowball fights and playing on sledges are all fun things to do.
With all the boxes, cardboard and wrapping paper discarded after Christmas, you have an abundant supply of materials to use – so get creative and either come up with your own ideas of things the children could make or look online for inspiration. And while you’re putting these materials to good use, so they don’t clutter up your home, why not think about what extra storage you might need for all those new toys.
Visit local events
Of course there will be a pantomime on somewhere close to where you live, which is always great entertainment not just for children but for all the family. But if you are looking for something less expensive to do, with a bit of research you will be able to find all sorts of events taking place locally over the Christmas holidays that you can visit for free or for a very small fee. For example in Maidenhead, where Shelfstore is based, the annual art competition – this year inspired by The Elves and the Shoemaker Christmas Show – is on at Norden Farm’s Gallery and entry is free.
If you are looking for inspiration and ideas on shelving and storage solutions using Shelfstore’s flexible and multipurpose system of shelving, doors, drawers and desks, why not take a look at our blog – you’ll find plenty of topics of interest.
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